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Adventures in San Diego Jewish History, March 19, 1954, Part V

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Double Talk
Southwestern Jewish Press March 19, 1954 Page 7

By Janet & Susan Solof

Rochelle (Rocky) Goodrich really galloped and gobbled her way to her sixteenth birthday with many of her  friends.  First horseback riding and then dining with Rocky were Luanne Blumberg, Joan Borenstein, Joan Breitbard, Linda Douglas, Brenda Heiman, Sheila Lipin, Carole Fischer, Bev Kitaen, Natalie Veitzer, Sharlene Stone, Lois Liff, Janet and Susan Solof, Jane Cohn, Andy Leeds, Gail Kahn, Faggie Krasner and Adrian Sachnoff.  Many more happy birthdays, Rocky.

Seaweed Shuffle,” the San Diego High Sophomore Dance was the headquarters of fun for Henrietta Faguet ‘n Buddy Kader, Susan Solof ‘n Jack Felson, Jack ‘n Diane Lackman, Barry Goldman ‘n Mary Lynn Rhiele.  It was fun at its best.

Congrats to Stephen Gordon who received an award for basketball when the team he played on won the City League, and an award for tennis doubles in the Morley Field city championship.

Have you tried CY-5—679?
Call your news into that line.


City of Hope
Southwestern Jewish Press March 19, 1954 Page 7

The City of Hope Junior Auxiliary will hold its rummage sale on April 9.  More rummage is needed, so please call HO-6-7236 or AT-1-5060 for pickup.

A number of City of Hope blue banks are still out.   Members are asked to bring them to the next meeting on April 13 or call JU-2-6391 to have them picked up.


Jewish Center News
Southwestern Jewish Press March 19, 1954 Page 7

Center Staff
Beginning April 1st, Mrs. Richard Raun and Mr. Alvin Abrams will join the Jewish Community Center staff.  Mrs. Raun, a former Camp Jaycee counselor, with several years experience as a teacher in the child-care program will assume responsibility for the cooperative Nursery School program.  She will replace Mrs. Robert Bramson whose resignation was accepted with regrets, noting her contribution to the organization of the cooperative school program.

Mr. Abrams, a San Diego resident now studying at Antioch College, has had group work and individual counseling experience and will assist in the enrichment of the on-going center activities.

Camp Jaycee
Applications are now being accepted for Camp Jaycee employment at the Jewish Community Center office, 3227 El Cajon Blvd., AT-1-7744,  there are job opportunities for head counselors, senior and junior counselors, counselors in training and part-time specialists in music, drama, nature lore and outdoor crafts.  In addition to adequate training and experience, applicants should have qualities of warmth, imagination, flexibility and genuine liking of children.  Salary opportunities are according to training, experience and job responsibilities.  For further information please call the Center office—AT-1-7744.

Leadership Training
If you were or are at present, a member of a youth group, you know the importance of a good leader to the group.  For a capable adult leader helps train the youth of today for the adult of tomorrow.  Nowhere but in a group experience, can a person learn to work with others, and depending on the type of leader in this group, the experience can be pleasant or distasteful.

The Jewish Community Center is interested in finding good capable adult leadership, and is organizing a training program.

It begins Wednesday evening, May 5th, at 7:30 p.m. continuing for four sessions, held on alternate Wednesday evenings.  A leader’s job is not an easy one—it takes work and plenty of it.  We recognize that your time is important—let’s use it to the best advantage to all.  There is no greater “mitzvah” than to be able to help people.  Our community needs your help.  Here is your chance.

Teen-age Discussion Group
All teen-agers, 10th grade and up, are invited to participate in the next meeting of the teen-age discussion group to be held at Pete Colt’s home, 3963 La Cresta Dr. on Sunday evening, March 21st—7:30 p.m., at which time Germany’s revival will be discussed.  Refreshments will be served.

A.Z.A. and B.B.G
Youth groups of B’nai B’rith will meet with Harold Sturza of the South West Regional office of the Anti-Defamation League on Tuesday, March 23rd, 7:30 p.m. at Temple Beth Israel.

Center Women’s League
Women’s League Tea for Board Members Wives, Tuesday, March 25th, 1:00 p.m.  Hostessing this event will be Mrs. Betty Adler, Chairman; Mrs. Ruben Aved, Edith Bennett, Lilo Berger, Ruth Brav, Edith Kitaen, Dorothy Penn, Sylvia Rose, Audrey Sack, Ann Schloss and Lynn Schwartz.

Gift to Center
The Jewish Community Center acknowledges with thanks to the following for gifts of equipment to the Center:  Sam Cohen, Leonard Drogin, Rod Horrow, Ben Harris, Isadore Jacobson, Jewish War Veterans Post and Auxiliary, Bernard Lipinsky, Maury Novak, Don Progrell, Henry Price, Seymour Rabin, Nate Ratner, Seymour Ratner, Sidney Rose, Jerome Schechter, Bill Schwartz, Abe Sklar, and Lew Solomon.


Children Back Fund Drive With Dimes
Southwestern Jewish Press March 19, 1954 Page 7

“ Please take my hand and come with me
There are some people you should see.
You can help them have happy times
Just by saving up your dimes.”

This is the rhyme that is being sung by the children of Beth Jacob Religious School, who, last Sunday, began their work on behalf of the 1954 Combined Jewish Appeal of the United Jewish Fund, according to Alan Mishne and Ronnie Greenberg, chairmen of the Young People’s Division. 

Under the direction of Rabbi Baruch Stern, spiritual leader of the synagogue, each child in the religious school was given a children’s care to be filled with dimes and returned to the school for forwarding to Fund headquarters.

Any young people or young people’s organization wishing to use this material can receive it from the Fund office by calling Belmont 2-5172.  Each dime card has room for twenty dimes as a contribution to the 42 organizations, institutions and agencies served by the United Jewish Fund.


Fox Lodge News
Southwestern Jewish Press March 19, 1954 Page 7
by John Kluchin

New members at the last meeting were Julien Byer, Max Leopold, and Isadore Lippe.

Elections for Grand Lodge Delegates for the B’nai B’rith Convention in August were held with Past Pres. Stanley Yukon chosen as the Delegate to attend with Pres. Dave Schloss.  Alternates elected were Past President Irving Cohen and Trustee Harry Cohn.

The highlight of the evening was the Question and Answer Information Period on B’nai B’rith.  The membership were re-educated to the following facts:  B’nai B’rith was founded in 1843.  Membership of 350,000.  1600 Men and Women Lodges in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries.  Learned of Emergency Relief work and funds given for disasters and epidemics.  Of Philanthropy in Institutional work at Jewish Orphas Homes and Homes for the Aged.

Our next meeting will be on March 23rd and is a social one with an entertaining evening promised.  Charles T. Rodgers, Chief Probation Officer for S.D. will be the guest speaker.  After his talk there will be a question and answer period.


“Adventures in Jewish History” is sponsored by Inland Industries Group LP in memory of long-time San Diego Jewish community leader Marie (Mrs. Gabriel) Berg. Our indexed “Adventures in San Diego Jewish History” series will be a regular feature until we run out of history.

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